screen frenzy may exclusively present a new clip of game of lovea romantic movie from Voltage Pictures (which fans de After movies) and vertical entertainment. The upcoming romantic drama, which hits theaters and On Demand on October 14, takes young lovers Vivien (Bella Thorne, Notorious and The DUFF) and Roy (Benjamin Mascolo from The time is up, which also starred Thorne) on a trip to Italy they will never forget. It all begins when they visit Roy’s childhood home in Sicily to prepare to sell the estate, a task that seems simple enough until a visitor interrupts their idyllic union.
Directed by Elisa Amoruso, who co-wrote the film with Marco Borromei and Anita Rivaroli, game of love follows the trajectory of Vivien and Roy’s relationship as the latter befriends a mysterious woman named Anna (Alma Noce). Their friendship blossoms, much to Roy’s chagrin, and it soon becomes apparent that Anna’s presence creates undue tension that forces him to face his past – forcing Vivien to face aspects of their relationship that hadn’t occurred before. Checking out screen frenzyexclusive clip below:
The romantic setting of game of love is underlined by the beautiful song that Anna sings with her partner Tony (Simone Coppo), but as the clip above points out, there’s a much more complicated and disturbing feeling beneath the surface. Anna looks pointedly at Roy and Vivien as they sing the passionate Italian lyrics, and the fellow couple feels varying degrees of discomfort. When Anna makes a show of making out with Tony, Vivien and Roy run off together, luckily enough for now. Obviously there will be more tricks up Anna’s sleeve to win the day.
Game of Love makes perfect use of Italian background
Through the entire clip and the trailer for game of loveItaly acts as a character unto itself, inviting Vivien and Roy to frolic and fret in turn. The Italian fragments that can be heard throughout, especially in the song that Tony sings, add to the romantic atmosphere while increasing the unfamiliarity of the young lovers’ environment. As much as the trip to Roy’s family estate is a vacation and a chance for the two to explore, it’s also a test of how well they do when unsure of their steps. Anna may be the biggest obstacle to their happiness right now, but Italy represents the challenge they must overcome if their love is to survive.
game of love is distributed by Vertical Entertainment, which has gathered a strong selection of titles from all genres. Recent releases include: Hating gamea novel starring Lucy Hale; detacha comedy starring Eva Longoria and Matt Walsh; the forgiven, an intense drama starring Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes; and Gone in the night, a thriller directed by Winona Ryder. Their latest romance runs for 90 minutes and hasn’t been rated yet.
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game of love arrives in select theaters and On Demand on October 14.